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Calfee, Halter & Griswold LLP

Litigation: White-Collar Crime & Government Investigations

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What the team is known for

Calfee, Halter & Griswold is a highly sought-after firm for its expertise in white-collar criminal defense and government investigations. The team has ample experience dealing with securities, fraud and money laundering investigations and frequently interacts with a range of governmental agencies, including the FBI.

Strengths

An interviewee notes: "They are very responsive and provide outstanding service."

A peer comments: "It's a good team; they work together and are knowledgeable."

Notable practitioners

Head of department  Fritz Berckmueller is well regarded for his expertise in white-collar work. He acts for clients in a range of matters including FCA investigations, whistle-blower claims and investigations into bribery and corruption. 
"Mr. Berckmueller has extensive experience in sophisticated securities litigation and internal investigation work." "Fritz is extremely capable at navigating the complexities of dealing with investigators and prosecutors in high-profile cases."

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Overview

Calfee’s White-Collar Defense and Government Investigations practice offers a coordinated approach to addressing the increasing criminal and regulatory risks faced by U.S. companies and providing sound strategies for defense and mitigation in times of urgency and stress. 

Whether parallel civil and criminal actions, internal or external investigations, additional regulatory oversight, disclosure requirements, governance and compliance issues, insurance coverage, crisis management or business judgment, Calfee’s White-Collar Defense and Government Investigations team has the experience and judgment to provide constructive counsel no matter where the process leads. 

Led by attorneys who have spearheaded defensive investigations and responses throughout their careers, the team also includes both securities and governance attorneys with experience representing businesses, issuers, underwriters, shareholder groups, directors and officers and public bodies, as well as trial lawyers experienced in complex, bet-the-bank civil litigation and criminal trials. 



Members

Bonaminio, Nicholas

Chiricosta, Matthew

Lucas, Albert

McKee, Thomas F

Reulbach, John

Sohm, Robert

Tarasuck, Raymond

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Litigation: White-Collar Crime & Government Investigations

Calfee, Halter & Griswold LLP

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Location

The Calfee Building

1405 East Sixth Street

Cleveland

Ohio

USA

OH 44114

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Litigation: White-Collar Crime & Government Investigations


Fritz Berckmueller
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